Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wally Backman and Mookie Wilson's First Game

September 2, 1980 is a memorable date for Mets fans - it's the first game Wally Backman and Mookie Wilson played in the majors.

I've never been a big ticket collector, but I couldn't resist the temptation from a recent Lenny Steren's "Master of Tickets" email. I met Lenny at the 2009 National in Cleveland - I bought the Wally Backman bat I have from him.

I was originally looking for some Howard Johnson ticket stubs, but I couldn't pass on the first game for Wally and Mookie. Two great Mets who helped define an era of Mets baseball.

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